No. 10 Gymnastics Opens 2003 Season with Win
Jan. 11, 2003
Minneapolis, Minn. (Jan. 11) - The No. 10 University of Arizona women's gymnastics team opened the 2003 season with a win over No. 11 Minnesota, 195.725-195.525, on Saturday, Jan. 11 in front of a crowd of 1,317 in Minnesota's Sports Pavilion. The Wildcats (1-0) start the season undefeated for the second straight year, while Minnesota drops to 0-1.
Arizona took the team vault title with a score of 49.075 and took the team beam title with a mark of 49.250, which is the second-highest team beam score in the program's history. Arizona's team score of 195.725 ranks No. 10 on the Wildcats' all-time top-10 list.
Individually for the Wildcats, sophomore Monica Bisordi won her third career all-around title, tying her career-high score of 39.425. Bisordi also tied for first place on beam with a score of 9.900, tied for second on vault (9.850), tied for second on bars with a career-high tying mark of 9.825 and tied for fifth on floor (9.850).
Junior Andi McCabe finished second behind Bisordi in the all-around with a score of 39.100. She also tied for second on vault (9.850) and tied for fourth place on beam by tying her career-high with a score of 9.850. Sophomore Jamie Duce won her second career bars title with a score of 9.850 and tied for fourth place on beam by tying her career-high score of 9.850.
Sophomore Katie Johnson chipped in a team-high mark of 9.875 on floor and a score of 9.875 on beam, both good for third place in each event. Sophomore Jamie Schell tied for second on vault (9.850) and tied for fifth on floor (9.850) for Arizona.
With Saturday's victory over Minnesota, Head Coach Bill Ryden earned his 50th career victory as a collegiate gymnastics head coach. With the win, Ryden's overall career record improves to 50-64-1.
Arizona returns home to McKale Center on Friday, Jan. 17 to take on Pac-10 Conference rival No. 13 Oregon State at 7:30 p.m.